Edward Robert Olive
Sept 7, 1936 – Dec 23, 201
Ed passed away suddenly on Dec 23. He leaves behind 3 of his children, Teresa (Mike), Dana (Rob), Todd (Tami) his sisters Margaret and Doris, 8 Grandchildren, 2 great Grandchildren and many extended family members.
Ed arrived in Campbell River as a young boy. He attended high school but like many young men his age left school early to work in the woods. Even though he left school early he took great pride in advancing his education, completing his high school credits as an adult while working full time and with a family well on it’s way.
Ed and Frances took in many foster children as well. It was during this time that he became concerned about how things were being handled at the high school. Ed began a campaign to change this and thus began a battle that would last several years and would eventually cost the principal his job.
Ed worked most of his life at the pulp mill and always worked hard to educate himself for the betterment of his job. He was an avid, and often read, writer to the Mills union paper and shared his many opinions in the local papers. Following his retirement he began to write more and eventually sold one of his stories to the Yukoner magazine.
Ed was proud of his many accomplishments, especially his children and family. He was often heard bragging about them and their achievements.
The family would like to invite you to share your memories of Ed. Please jot them down and send them to T.Charlton, Box 583, Port McNeill, V0N 2R0. We would like to compile a memory book that can be shared with his Grandchildren for years to come.
“Here’s to the boys from the yellowstone flats”